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Avoidance

There is an assumption that when we avoid a stressful situation, we are burying our heads in the sand and not really dealing with the issue. Which is true in one aspect. There are times when avoidance is a wise way to handle stressful situations. Anita Avedian breaks it down in more detail and gives…
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January 15, 2020 0

Pace Yourself

A marathon runner must learn how to pace themselves throughout the race to avoid burnout. Pace yourself is defined as “doing something at a speed that is steady and that allows one to continue without becoming too tired.” There is a constant and steady pace that is sustainable and helps them reach their goal without…
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December 30, 2019 0

Dealing With Unaccomplished Goals

One of the major stressors at this time of the year, is taking stock and realizing the plans we made in the beginning of the year have not been accomplished. This can be discouraging. Instead of focusing on what has not been done; Take time to identify what has been done- celebrate victories, even small…
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December 12, 2019 0

How Mindfulness Helps Anger

An effective way to manage your anger is by practicing mindfulness as often as possible. This helps us become not only aware of what triggers our anger, but also identify when our body has entered an angry state. First let’s clarify what we mean with mindfulness. Mindfulness is actually very simple– it is achieved by…
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August 23, 2019 0

Assumptions & Expectations

Most cases than not, we interchange these two. Assumptions are defined as “a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.” Expectations are defined as “a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future.” These two come up in many relationships, either professionally or personally.…
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May 11, 2019 0

Self Regulation

According to Daniel Goleman, a well known psychologist and the author of the book emotional intelligence, there are 4 key components of social intelligence. self awareness , self Regulation, social skill and empathy. One of the main areas that continues to come up in Anger management is the concept of self regulation. It is defined…
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February 8, 2019 0

Resiliency 

Definition: The ability to bounce back after being affected by significant/ tragic life events. Basic Facts: Everyone has resilience, the difference is how well we put it to good use. Some have a good way of dealing with things compared with others. It is a human skill and not a trait, meaning it can be…
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February 8, 2019 0

So You’re Stuck In Bed: Now What?

When you tell a healthy person that you’re sick and stuck in bed, the usual reactions range from,  “I hope you feel better soon,” to, “that sounds like a nice break.” However, when you have a chronic illness, which may include chronic fatigue syndrome or involve chronic pain, staying in bed is not an activity…
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January 19, 2019 0

Depression and Suicide Awareness

Depression and Suicide Awareness September was National Suicide Awareness Month, so I thought it would be important to touch on a very real condition that takes many lives every day. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide each year.” What we often don’t think about is that…
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December 7, 2018 0

Benevolent Assumption

Benevolent Assumption Most of us know this as a benefit of the doubt. The key concept of giving a benefit of the doubt is that we are no longer fighting against others or ourselves. Instead of fighting, we are working with our surroundings. Assuming the best of everyone is one way of avoiding unnecessary frustration…
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December 7, 2018 0